Sands Cares 2022 contributions include new funding for ACDC’s HAPI Medical Center and ongoing support for a language bank serving AAPI communities
Las vigasAnd 26 April 2022 /PRNewswire/ – Las Vegas Sands (NYSE: LVSToday she will donate 175,000 dollars To the Asian Community Development Council (ACDC), to expand the company’s partnership with the leading non-profit organization serving Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities in Southern Nevada.
Sands’ contributions will go toward two important capacity-building initiatives: $100,000 will support the efforts of the Asia Pacific Development Center (ACDC) to establish the new Asia Pacific Islander Medical Center (HAPI) to provide healthcare services vital to the AAPI community, and $75,000 Will continue to support the ACDC Language Bank and Language Hotline, facilitating connections to important social services for AAPI residents in Southern Nevada.
Sands Medical Center’s support enables ACDC to access an important matching grant that brings the nonprofit closer to opening the facility, which will provide high-quality health services to the underserved, uninsured, and underinsured residents of the Las Vegas Valley, while also removing language barriers. From the AAPI community’s access to medical care. The medical center draws on the resources that ACDC has provided to the AAPI communities in Southern Nevada Since 2015, which includes helping residents with voter registration and health insurance registration, facilitating food and rental assistance, and providing other emergency services such as COVID-19 testing and vaccinations.
He said, “Sands’ partnership has been very valuable in helping the EIDC develop some of our highest priority initiatives.” Vida LinFounder and President of the Export Development Center. “Sands was a major factor in bringing the language bank and hotline online last year, enabling us to leverage language services to connect people with resources during the onslaught of the pandemic in 2021. Sands’ new funding for the language bank and our new medical center is expanding the range of language services that We can give it to the community, especially as we bring the medical center closer to fruition and able to provide high-quality medical care in a safe, supportive setting that is culturally and linguistically accessible.”
ACDC funding comes through Sands Cares, the company’s community engagement program, and builds on Sands Cares contributions to ACDC in 2021. A Sands donation kicked off the organization’s capital campaign to create API Language Link, which aims to break down language barriers between non-English speakers and social service providers By hiring and training a team of language professionals to assist members of the AAPI community with limited English proficiency in navigating the social services infrastructure. ACDC’s Language Link API is available in Cantonese, Korean, Mandarin, Pohnpeian, Shanghainese, Sinhalese, Spanish, Tagalog, Taiwanese, Tamil, Thai, and Vietnamese.
ACDC provides a suite of vital programs that improve the well-being of AAPI communities in Southern Nevadain addition to supporting these groups across the state of Nevada,” She said Ron Reese, Senior Vice President of Global Communications and Corporate Affairs, who leads the company’s corporate responsibility. “In addition to supporting the critical services provided by the Educational Institutions Development Center, we are partnering with the planned HAPI Medical Center and Language Bank as these initiatives align closely with our focus areas at Sands Cares to build the capacity of our nonprofit partners to serve the community and work to remove systemic barriers between groups Underrepresented.”
Sands Cares’ support for ACDC is one of many engagements with diverse community organizations. Through these efforts, Sands aims to advance key program initiatives that reduce and remove barriers and ensure civic representation among all residents. Since 2020, Sands has contributed to local and national nonprofit organizations serving diverse communities, including the ACDC, the National Urban League, 100 Black Men Las Vegas, the National Hispanic Institute and The LGTBQ Center of Southern Nevadaamong other things.
As part of its partnership with the Center for Website Development and Design, Sands Cares will be the main sponsor of the Enterprise Development and Development Center May 1 Running for rice / Walking for wellness 5K – The organization’s first annual charity round/walk to raise funds for the establishment of the new HAPI Medical Center. The event will take place on the campus of Southern Nevada College Charleston and is open to the public. Interested participants can register or donate at https://www.mightycause.com/event/Ricerun2022.
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About the Asian Community Development Council
The Asian Community Development Council (ACDC) is a non-profit, nonpartisan, volunteer organization dedicated to building, connecting, and educating the Asian American Pacific Islander community in Nevada. ACDC was officially accredited in 2015. The center’s mission is to improve the general well-being and education of Asian American Pacific Islanders and other ethnic communities in Nevada. Among the services provided by the Arab Center for Community Development are: voter education, health insurance registration assistance, citizenship application assistance, vaccination clinics (flu and COVID-19), food distribution, college readiness training camp, and GraduAsian.
Source: Las Vegas Sands